Enterprise Integration Architect

Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.
Position Overview:
The Enterprise Architect will be responsible for the development of architectural strategies and guidance of technical application solution implementations within Grant Thornton?s Business Technology team. The Enterprise Architect will collaborate with IT application leads and business stakeholders to help determine technical solutions based on business requirements and consult on their implementation. Responsibilities also include producing technical strategy to align solutions and integration architecture to the company?s business strategy and goals. This position is a member of Enterprise Architecture team within the Business Technology organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluate/analyze business needs and current technical assets/data to develop and implement solutions and strategy for firm integration and application architecture.
Define integration patterns for the purpose of creating reusable service assets within the firm technology architecture. Collaborate with vendors/suppliers to define integration architecture over multiple projects. Drive the definition and implementation of best practices, policy and application integration standards for hybrid/cloud solution environment.
Provide technical consultation for technology solutions based on business needs; oversee architectural aspects of business solution development/deployment.
Responsible for overall definition and management of the enterprise application integration architecture, components and related technology employed in the firm.
Documents and drives the best practices of enterprise integration architecture and governance.
Works with external vendors, consulting partners, etc. to research emerging technologies and industry trends to define strategy for their applicability in alignment with strategic business direction.
Bachelor of Science (BS) in computer science or information systems (or equivalent work experience).
7 years of overall experience in business IT technology ? primarily within application development and integration including significant experience with SOA, Microservices, REST/SOAP web services and other API technology; iPaaS is a strong plus.
Experience and hands-on capabilities with Microsoft platform/development technologies: .NET, SQL Server, Azure and related tools.
Significant experience working with application teams, vendors or service providers; significant experience with SDLC methodologies and design/architecture aspects of project delivery.
Ability to maintain strategic perspective, understanding the big picture and maintaining patience and persistence to achieve long-term goals and objectives.
Strong organizational, communication and presentation skills; must show experience with documenting and presenting technology strategy and experience in a strategic and consultative technical role.
Desirable Characteristics
Experience with professional services firms.
Experience working within an IT organization supported by a managed IT services provider
Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits, please visitwww.gt.com.
Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd., one of the world?s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenues in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 58 offices across the U.S., with more than 565 partners and 8,000 employees.
Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly- and privately-held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically ? whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.
It is Grant Thornton?s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Title: Enterprise Integration Architect
Location: IL-Oakbrook Terrace
Requisition ID: 041312

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